Not sure if it will be of any use but i've been trying to think of ways to describe Bitshares that might help a crypto layman to understand. My musings led me to cellular biology and this is what I have so far;
Bitshares could be described as a multi-nucleated (digital) cell.....
Delegates are cell nuclei - source of blockchain evolution & replication in addition to acting as a repository for the blockchain
Blockchain is DNA - encoding rules governing the cellular network & acting as a repository of evolving information
Software is cytoplasm - provides the medium and structure in which processes occur & information flows
Internet is vascular/nervous system - enables (packets of digital information) resources to flow across, in & out of the network
Workers are mitochondria - power change within the network whilst ensuring a competitive & efficient use of network resources
Witnesses represented by RNA - manage configuration & maintenance of the network
Market mechanisms form a digital membrane - manages & monitor the flow of resources throughout the network
Unit/tokens represent cellular resources - special configurations of digital information that enables resource within the network to be managed effectively
Users represent the supply of extra-cellular or consumption of resources - input or remove of resources & providing impetus for the flow
If this analogy proves useful, we could refine it and produce a graphic representation. I thought it was quite a nice possibility to market BitShares like some kind of cybernetic, autonomous, semi-biological, intelligent network....
Anyway, would love to hear your thoughts.